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Dort named Volunteer of the Year by sanctuary

September 22, 2016 ALPENA — Bryan Dort said he was honored and shocked to be named the 2016 Betty Krueger Volunteer of the Year for the Thunder Bay National Marine Sanctuary. more »»

Board accepts over $50k grant for sheriff department

September 22, 2016 ALPENA — The Alpena County Board of Commissioners Finance Committee voted 3-0 to recommend the full board accept $50,130 via the Department of Homeland Security Grant Program-Operation Stonegarden. more »»

Pied Piper prepares students for real world

September 22, 2016 ALPENA — “I’m just like you. more »»

Alcona and Iosco counties may cost share on engineering work

September 22, 2016 HARRISVILLE — The Alcona County Board of Commissioners voted unanimously to cost-share engineering costs for a project that would rehabilitate a spillway located on Cedar Lake. more »»

Alcona Republicans propose resolution banning refugee relocation to county

September 22, 2016 HARRISVILLE — Alcona County Board of Commissioners Chairman Kevin Boyat said commissioners will take two weeks to go over a proposed resolution that calls for the opposition of the potential... more »»

Hillman students make strides on NWEA testing

September 22, 2016 HILLMAN — Hillman Elementary School made significant improvements on the NorthWest Evolution Association assessment. more »»

VanWagoner settling in at APS and community

September 21, 2016 ALPENA — Just over two months into his new role as Alpena Public Schools superintendent, D. more »»

Judge orders city, twp to hire expert

September 21, 2016 ALPENA — The City of Alpena and Alpena Township received court orders from 26th Circuit Court Judge Michael Mack Monday on how to proceed with their dispute over water rates the city charges the... more »»

Kmart closing comes as no surprise

September 21, 2016 ALPENA — Although saddened by the closure of Kmart, business owners along the US-23 South corridor are optimistic a new tenant can be found quickly and provide further growth in the area. more »»

Alcona schools, county partner for student success officer from sheriff’s department

September 21, 2016 LINCOLN — After nearly five years Alcona Community Schools has a new student success officer, Alcona County Sheriff Department Deputy Warren MacNeil. more »»

Alpena farmers working to keep environment safe

September 21, 2016 ALPENA — An Alpena farmer was recognized recently by the Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development in working to keep the environment safe in the practice of farming. more »»

Hillman has collected 91% of property taxes

September 21, 2016 HILLMAN — Summer property taxes collected by the Village of Hillman have been sent over to Montmorency County as of Sept. 15. more »»

RC hears objections to recent ordinance

September 21, 2016 ROGERS CITY — A new amendment to a city ordinance was met with some residents’ frustrations at the City of Rogers City Council meeting Tuesday. more »»

Kmart to shut doors in mid-December

September 20, 2016 ALPENA — One of Alpena’s largest retailers is going to be closing its doors by the middle of December, but plans already are in the works to find a new tenant. On Friday Sears Holding Cor. more »»

Local Girl Scout leads the way for dog park

September 20, 2016 ALPENA — Alpena Municipal Council voted 5-0 to allow a dog park to be built at North Riverside Park after hearing from a pair of residents who helped draft the plan. more »»

DNR’s Alcona forest planning concluded until 2025

September 20, 2016 GRAYLING — This year most counties in Michigan will have a Michigan Department of Natural Resources forest plan in place for the coming years, but not Alcona County, according to DNR Unit Manager... more »»

APS board ratifies new teachers contract

September 20, 2016 By TYLER WINOWIECKI News Staff Writer ALPENA — The Alpena Education Association and the Alpena Public Schools Board of Education have ratified a new contract agreement. more »»

Annual Deer Hunter’s Roundup on Saturday

September 20, 2016 HUBBARD LAKE — Members of St. Paul Lutheran Church will be holding the 7th annual Deer Hunters Roundup event Saturday from 12-5 p.m. at the church in Hubbard Lake. more »»

Annual Elk Festival begins on Friday

September 20, 2016 ATLANTA — Michigan’s elk capital will be hosting the 32nd annual Elk Fest starting Friday and going through Sunday. more »»

New school year begins with COP ESD superintendents meeting

September 20, 2016 POSEN — Cheboygan-Otsego-Presque Isle Educational Service District Superintendent Mary Vratanina is happy with how the new school year has starte. more »»



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